What is a static IP and how do I add one to my services?

A static IP address is an IP address that was manually configured for a device, versus one that was assigned by a DHCP server. It's called static because it doesn't change. It's the exact opposite of a dynamic IP address, which does change.

A static IP address is useful if you host a website from home, have a file server in your network, use networked printers, forward ports to a specific device, run a print server, or use a remote access program. Because a static IP address never changes, other devices always know exactly how to contact a device that uses one.

You can add a static IP address to your Metronet services for $10 per month.  Please contact us at customer_service@metronetinc.com or by calling 1-877-407-3224. 

Routersphonestablets, desktops, laptops, and any other device that can use an IP address can be configured to have a static IP address. This might be done through the device giving out IP addresses (like the router) or by manually typing the IP address into the device from the device itself.